JOSIAH BROWN, M.D.; MARVIN E. AMENT, M.D.; WILLIAM J. DIGNAM, M.D.; S. DOUGLAS FRASIER, M.D.; WILLIAM N. HANAFEE, M.D.; LEONARD LIPMAN, M.D.; JOHN G. PIERCE, PH.D.; DAVID H. SOLOMON, M.D.
Dr. Josiah Brown: The pace of new discoveries in medicine is constantly accelerating, and this is especially true in endocrinology. No sooner did we have adequate replacement therapy with the hormones of the target organs in pituitary insufficiency than we began to recognize some of the unique characteristics of human pituitary hormones—and then we found that there are certain special clinical situations in which only human pituitary hormones are adequate for clinical response.
At this conference we shall review these three aspects and discuss two cases, the first one presented by Dr. Ament of the Department of Pediatrics.
BROWN J, AMENT ME, DIGNAM WJ, FRASIER SD, HANAFEE WN, LIPMAN L, et al. Purified Human Pituitary Hormones: Treatment of Pituitary Insufficiency. Ann Intern Med. ;66:594–610. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-3-594
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(3):594-610.
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